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Alcohol is very toxic to all cells of the body, equal to or more damaging to certain types of cells than even some very potent drugs, reaches your brain in about a minute and is converted pretty much to visceral fat in your body. Chronic use of alcohol will cause an increase in fatty acid synthesis in the body. Read Focus 1 and watch the following videos for your discussion responses/comments.
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Impact of Alcohol
Below is a September, 2016 interview between Elizabeth Vargas with Diane Sawyer, whom she discusses her addiction to alcohol in these two parts (total time: 13 min)
Here are video links as well two articles:
- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oKChgEWSw4M (3:00); binge drinking in words
- http://abcnews.go.com/2020/video/college-girls-tweets-jail-viral-20836278 (5:45); College Girl's Tweets from Jail Become
Answer the following first question in addition to at least one (or more) of any of the other items for discussion; support any evidential information with a reliable Internet source:
- Did you find any video, such as the Elizabeth Vargas interview or any other link make more of an impact on this topic?
- Is there anything that you learned that perhaps you didn't already know?
- Does viewing/reading any of this information change your own approach to alcohol?
- Do you think that banning the production of an alcoholic beverage that contains an energy drink, potentially masking to that you are drunk should be stopped?
- Do you think labeling an alcoholic product with regard to calories, ingredients and alcoholic content per serving will make a difference to those that purchase it? http://www.vox.com/2014/11/12/7195573/alcohol-nutrition; https://www.drinkaware.co.uk/alcohol-facts/health-effects-of-alcohol/calories/calories-in-alcohol/
- What role do you think government should play in the advertising of alcohol (on television, to younger viewers, etc.)? Did watching the movie (in the list of items to do), relevant even though it was from 2006, have any real impact?
- Looking at the articles, what are your thoughts on whether alcohol should require labels? (this is an on-again, off-again debate): https://cspinet.org/new/201305291.html; https://www.mediapost.com/publications/article/201384/voluntary-alcohol-nutrients-labeling-approved.html?edition=
Explanation & Answer
Here you go!
Running head: ALCOHOLISM
Why I find the video, such as the Elizabeth Vargas interview or any other link make more of an
impact on this topic?
Yes, it is utterly shocking that Elizabeth Vargas was struggling with alcoholism. It is
devastating and disgusting to hear that story. Reading her book 'Between Breaths: A Memoir of
Panic and Addiction,' I was surprised to find that Vargas suffered relapses, and she ended
divorcing her husband.
Is there anything that you learned that perhaps you didn’t already know?
Yes, I never that alcoholism occur whenever an individual drinks too much alcohol to a
point where the body becomes addicted or dependent on alcohol. Alcohol abuse begins at an
adolescent stage, and statistics show that over 50% of Americans over the age of twelve years
use alcohol. People who are addicted to alcohol will c...
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